Thursday, June 27, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Verona Quartet – Janáček String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’ [2019]

VC Artist Verona Quartet performing Leoš Janáček's String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters. Recorded at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall - in Boston.   https://youtu.be/KfG271cXFco VC ARTISTS VERONA QUARTET |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis & Stéphane Grappelli – Cole Porter ‘Night & Day’, 1968 [VIDEO]

A never-before-uploaded 1968 improvisatory session on Cole Porter's 'Night and Day' by violinist Ivry Gitlis and legendary jazz violinist and pianist Stéphane Grappelli. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuGeK3YZbXg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 IVRY GITLIS &...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Paul Huang & Danbi Um – Sarasate ‘Navarra’, 2017 [VIDEO]

Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang and South Korean violinist Danbi Um performing Sarasate's 'Navarra' for 2 Violins - with collaborative pianist Orion Weiss. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic. Recorded live on 1st September...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Steven Isserlis – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of British cellist Steven Isserlis performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with the late David Shallon and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSURHWgA6OA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEVEN ISSERLIS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mihaela Martin & Deanna Aikman – James Aikman Violin Sonata No. 1 [1986]

Never-before-uploaded 1986 archival footage of violinist Mihaela Martin and pianist Deanna Aikman performing contemporary composer James Aikman's Violin Sonata No. 1. Recorded live on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1957 [AUDIO]

1957 studio recording of violin virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. IDA HAENDEL | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Issac Stern – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1975, Live [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1975 archival performance of Isaac Stern performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live with conductor Alexander Schneider and the Orchestre de...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ SooBeen Lee – Sibelius Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

15 year old VC 'Rising Star', SooBeen Lee from South Korea performing the 1st movement from Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor. Recorded live on October...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1992 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1992 archival performance of violinist Viktoria Mullova performing Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic. Recorded live on January 25th,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Philippe Quint – ‘Valse Triste’ For Violin and Ballerina [VIDEO]

Russian-American violin virtuoso, Philippe Quint performing Ferenc von Vecsey’s “Valse Triste”  - with acclaimed ballerina Christine Rocas of the The Joffrey Ballet. PHILIPPE QUINT & CHRISTINE ROCAS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | James Ehnes – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [2017]

Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Yoel Levi and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Naoka Aoki – Sendai Violin Competition 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

24 year old Naoka Aoki’s 3rd prize winning performance of Mendelssohn and Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concertos – in the Final Round of the 2016...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Dami Kim – Mozart Concerto No. 4, May 2016 [VIDEO]

VC ‘Young Artist’ Dami Kim performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major - with conductor Hee-Chuhn Choi and the Korean Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Kevin Zhu – Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, 2016 [VIDEO]

15 year old VC Rising Star Kevin Zhu, from the United States performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Tomas Djupsjobacka and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Bomsori Kim – Montreal Competition Final [VIDEO]

26 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Bomsori Kim, from South Korea performing Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 - in the Final Round of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Benedict Kloeckner– Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata [VIDEO]

25 year old German VC 'Artist' Benedict Kloeckner performing Rachmaninoff 's Cello Sonata Op. 19. Recorded live at the Rudolfinum, in Prague in April, 2015 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Truls Mork – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

Norwegian cellist Truls Mork performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor James Gaffigan and the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Recorded live on March 15th, 2016 -...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Zita Bruzaite – ‘Canzona’ for Solo Violin, 2017 [VIDEO]

17 year old Japanese VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda performing Lithuanian composer Zita Bruzaite’s newly-premiered ‘Canzona’ for Solo Violin. The 5 minute solo work was commissioned for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell & Philippe Quint – Sarasate ‘Navarra’ [VIDEO]

Violinists Joshua Bell and Philippe Quint performing Sarasate's 'Navarra'. Recorded live on May 11th, 2015 at a private function at Joshua's Manhattan home. JOSHUA BELL &...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova & Charles Abramovic – Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 3 [1989]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 performance by the then 29 year old violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova performing Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major - with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Britten Violin Concerto [2018]

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing the Britten Violin Concerto - with conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 24th of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vilde Frang – Korngold Violin Concerto, Live 2013 [VIDEO]

Norwegian violin virtuoso Vilde Frang performing Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with conductor Jukka Pekka Saraste and the WDR Symphony Orchestra -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Time for Three – ‘Stand By Me’ (Arr. String Trio), August 2016 [VIDEO]

Genre-crossing string trio, Time for Three performing an improvised encore of Ben E. King's classic 'Stand by Me' - featuring VC Artist Charles Yang. Recorded live in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Victor Pikayzen – Kabalevsky Violin Concerto [1972]

Never-before-uploaded 1972 audio recording of Russian violinist Victor Pikayzen performing Kabalevsky Violin Concerto in C Major – with conductor Fuat Mansurov and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXneqaUKJfc VICTOR PIKAYZEN | KABALEVSKY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ In Mo Yang – ‘Paganiniana’ Live, 2015 [VIDEO]

20 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ In Mo Yang, from South Korea performing Nathan Milstein’s fiendishly difficult ‘Paganiniana’. Recorded live on November 10th, 2015 - at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Erick Friedman – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [1966]

Never-before-uploaded 1966 archival audio performance of American violinist Erick Friedman performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Seiji Ozawa and the London Symphony Orchestra.   https://youtu.be/nwka5ydoS1Q?t=8 ERICK FRIEDMAN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer – Paganini Caprice No. 2 [2018]

18-year-old American VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer performing Paganini’s Solo Violin Caprice No. 2 in B Minor. Recorded live on the 1734 ‘Ames/Totenberg’ Stradivarius violin -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Erick Friedman – Lalo ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ [1974]

Incredible never-before-released 1974 archival video of American violin virtuoso Erick Friedman performing Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' - with conductor Kurt Masur and the Orchestre Philharmonique de...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kristine Balanas – 2017 ARD Violin Competition 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

27 year old Kristine Balanas from Latvia’s 3rd prize winning performance of Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto – in the Final of the 2017 ARD International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich – Tchaikovsky ‘Valse-Scherzo’ [VIDEO]

VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich performing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Valse-Scherzo’ - unconducted with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Charlie Siem – Bruch Violin Concerto, August 2017 [VIDEO]

British violinist and fashion model Charlie Siem performing Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor - with conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj – Beethoven Violin Concerto, Vienna Chamber Orchestra [VIDEO]

13 year old VC 'Rising Star' Daniel Lozakovitj, from Sweden performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Stefan Vlader and the Vienna...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Salvatore Accardo – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1990 [VIDEO]

Italian violin virtuoso Salvatore Accardo performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64 - with conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and the Orchestra...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Erica Morini – Glazunov Violin Concerto, Live, 1954 [AUDIO]

Live 1954 archival performance of Austrian-born violinist Erica Morini performing Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Alfred Wallenstein and the Los Angeles...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Igor Oistrakh – Brahms Violin Concerto [1981 ARCHIVES]

Incredible 1981 never-before-uploaded archival footage of violinist Igor Oistrakh performing Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Odon Alonso and the RTVE Symphony...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Simply Three – ‘God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen’ [ROCK ON]

Electrifying violin, cello and bass trio, Simply Three present a new take on the Christmas classic ‘God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen’. SIMPLY THREE | GOD...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Steven Isserlis – Haydn Cello Concerto in C, Live 2015 [VIDEO]

British cellist, Steven Isserlis performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major - with conductor Anthony Marwood and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Santiago Canon-Valencia – Queen Elisabeth Cello Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old Santiago Cañón-Valencia from Colombia’s 3rd prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition. Recorded live with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Olivier Charlier – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1997]

Never-before-uploaded performance of French violinist Olivier Charlier performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - with conductor Amaury du Slosel and the Atelier Lyrique et Symphonique du...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violist Masumi Per Rostad – Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata [2018]

Eastman School of Music Viola Professor Masumi Per Rostad and pianist Alan Chow performing Rebecca Clarke's Sonata for Viola and Piano. Recorded live at Kilbourn Hall, in Rochester, New...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Philippe Quint – Red Violin Caprices (Arr. Violin & Ballet Dancers) [VIDEO]

Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint performing John Corigliano's 'Red Violin Caprices' - with choreography by Joffrey Ballet dancers Christine Rocas and Rory Hohenstein. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9VrIz2MOFg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PHILIPPE QUINT & JOFFREY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Bruce Dukov – ‘Star Wars Fanfare’ for 2 Solo Violins [VIDEO]

Violinist and composer Bruce Dukov presents John Williams’ ‘Star Wars Fanfare’ - arranged in the style of Wieniawski for 2 solo violins. BRUCE DUKOV |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova – Sibelius Violin Concerto, April 2016 [VIDEO]

Violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova performing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor - with conductor, Dmitri Slobodeniouk and the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Recorded live on April...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mandolinist Avi Avital – Arr. Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor [VIDEO]

Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital performing his own arrangement of the second movement from Bach's Violin Concerto in A Minor. Recorded live with the Australian Brandenburg...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Shirtless Violinist – “Another Day of Ellen” [NEW]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olshefski … a.k.a 'The Shirtless Violinist' performs 'Another Day of Sun' from the Oscar award-winning film 'La La Land' ... with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ InMo Yang – Paganini Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

VC ‘Young Artist’ InMo Yang, from South Korea performing Paganini’s 1st Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Fabio Luisi and the Danish...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Zora String Quartet – Mendelssohn Quartet No.2, 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival [VIDEO]

Short excerpt of the Zora String Quartet performing Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor Op.13. Recorded live on July 6th, 2017 – at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ray Chen – Paganini Caprice No. 21, Live November 2013

Australian virtuoso VC 'Young Artist' Ray Chen performing Paganini's 21st Solo Caprice as an encore performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Recorded live at The Lowy Concert...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ William Hagen – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [VIDEO]

22 year old VC 'Young Artist' William Hagen performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live in the Semi-Final of the 2015...

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